Christmas Gifts, Relaunch and a Happy New Year!

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Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, EU-Startups will take a short break. We’ll continue to provide you with your daily dose of European startup news by January 2.

But before we say goodbye, we want to provide you with a few little Christmas gifts and inform you about our plans for 2017.

Christmas gifts for EU-Startups readers:

  • You’re interested in FinTech startups? Use the discount code XMAS to get our report on “Europe’s hottest FinTech Startups” for €39 instead of €69.
  • You’re looking for rockstar employees to join your team in 2017? Use the code XMAS to try a premium ad on our job board for €49 instead of €95. Your job will be highlighted and always on top of the basic job ads, it will be promoted through Twitter (@EU_Startups: 13.200 follower) and our Facebook page (5.400 fans). In addition, we’ll mention your job in our jobs of the week article and within our newsletter which goes out to 2,200+ subscribers.
  • You’re interested in startup accelerators? Use the discount code MINUS10 to get our report on “Startup Accelerators in Europe” for €19 instead of €29.
  • If you’re interested to join us at the EU-Startups Conference 2017 on April 13 in Berlin, make sure to secure your ticket now! If you use the promo code EU-NL-20 you’ll get 20% off. See you at the EU-Startups Conference!

Hurry up: All provided discount codes are only valid till the 31st of December. 

Our plans for 2017:

2016 was a turbulent year, but I mostly enjoyed it, since it was also the first year I worked full-time for Menlo Media (the company I established to run EU-Startups.com as a business). After starting EU-Startups.com as a hobby project by the end of 2010, the site and related projects finally became my main venture/job. And despite the Brexit decision, the EU crisis and other negative signs, I’m still bullish on the future of a (more) united Europe, on our young generation and on European startups in particular.

That being said, I’m planning to double down on EU-Startups once again in 2017! In order to do so, I’m currently in the process of selling my other side project Agenturjobs.de, a specialized job board for PR, Internet, and Ad Agencies in Germany. Over the last two years, I was able to grow it to become one of the leading job boards in this field. The acquisition will be completed in the beginning of 2017 and will provide Menlo Media with some additional funds, which I plan to reinvest into the future of EU-Startups.com.

As quietly announced within our newsletter, we’ll start the new year with a relaunch of the site. EU-Startups urgently needed a WordPress update, but more importantly a mobile friendly web design. Therefore I hired a talented Web Developer from Poland, who is currently working on the relaunch. The year 2017 will start fresh and clean!

2017 will be a big year for EU-Startups. We’ll increase the quality and quatity of our editorial output, host the 4th and so far largest edition of our EU-Startups Conference and publish 3-4 premium reports. The first one will be an update of our research on startup accelerators in Europe, which we’ll probably publish by the end of January.

If you want to have some additional behind-the-scenes info on what we’re planning with EU-Startups, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter (sign up form in the sidebar). It gets published about every 10 days and contains exclusive background info, discounts and more. The next edition of our newsletter will be sent in the first week of 2017.

In the meantime, we wish all our readers, partners and contributors a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Slow down a bit and enjoy your holidays. 🙂